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The 50 Best Sights in Astronomy and How to See Them: Observing Eclipses, Bright Comets, Meteor Showers, and Other Celestial Wonders

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Fred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time. For more than two decades, his view of the sky--what will be visible, when it will be visible, and what it will look like--has encouraged tens of thousands of people to turn their eyes skyward.
--David H. Levy, Science Editor, Parade magazine, discoverer of twenty-one comets, and author of Starry
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Wiley (first published January 1st 2007)
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Pete daPixie
Jan 14, 2011 Pete daPixie rated it liked it
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Published in 2007, Fred Schaaf's 'The 50 best sights in Astronomy' is, I think, purely for the practical astronomer. I think I've had most of these sights in my telescopic eyepiece over a period of the last 30 years, but Schaaf's enthusiastic text still makes enthralling reading for me.
The book is divided into sections of increasing viewing power, from naked eye, binocular and on into higher power telescopic fields.
Sure, there are better books around for the absolute beginner, as there are for t
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Grace
Jul 01, 2015 Grace rated it really liked it
I accessed this book through my local public library.
This book is a very good field guide to the night sky in North America. I believe the title should be changed to reflect that it is much more geographically specific than it's current title suggests.
These sights are well documented, and stunningly described with enough details and tips to make sure that if you look for it, you can find it. I liked the organization by field-of-view; it created a much easier scale of reference for me to think
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Devynne
Jun 03, 2013 Devynne rated it did not like it
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this book wasn't what I thought it would be. I picked it up to learn more on stars and to see what I can see in yhe sky since I live in yhe country but it barly even gives you facts
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